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Jul 15, 2018

Sunday Jul 15, 2018 Joe Kidd

Theme: "Watt's Happening"- W is added to each theme entry.

24A. Unsteady walk while using social media?: TWEETER TOTTER. Teeter-totter.

38A. Lowly short-order cook?: FRYING PAWN. Frying pan.

58A. Bawdier Bavarian britches?: LEWDER HOSEN. Lederhosen.

79A. Beefcake's breakfast: BRAWN FLAKES. Bran flakes.

98A. Return from a salamander farm?: NEWT PROFIT. Net profit.

116A. Drawback of the best place to watch the fight?: RINGSIDE SWEAT. Ringside seat.

3D. Dessert for a large legal firm?: TRIPLE-LAWYER CAKE. Triple-layer cake.

42D. Number for the weight-conscious?: LOW-CAL ANESTHETIC. Local anesthetic.

Can anyone explain the title to me? I don't get it.

We have a relative theme-heavy grid again. Total 100 theme squares. Themage under 95 probably won't cut it for Rich these days.

40 three-letter entries is a bit high. Rich prefers them to be in the low 30s.

Across:

1. Beginning: OUTSET. Apt start.

7. Arnold's Terminator, e.g.: CYBORG.

13. Arboretum feature: SHADE.

18. Some ski lodges: A-FRAMES.

20. Longhorn rivals: SOONERS.


22. __ Island: CONEY.

23. Pratt & Whitney helicopter engine with two power sections: TWIN-PAC. Learning moment for me.

26. Fuel for a lorry: PETROL.

28. Leslie Caron title role: LILI.

29. "Count me in!": I'M THERE.

30. Field in acting: SALLY.  Sally Field.

32. Detroit labor org.: UAW. United Automobile Workers. We also have 2D. Agric. labor group: UFW. United Farm Workers.

34. Prefix meaning "billionth": NANO.

36. In reserve, with "on": ICE.

37. It tops a deuce: TREY.

41. 24 minutes, in the NBA: HALF.

44. Tommy's kid brother on "Rugrats": DIL. Wiki says "The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and Angelica, and their day-to-day lives..."

45. Marquis __: DE SADE.

46. Enjoy courses: EAT.

48. 1840s Rhode Island rebellion leader Thomas: DORR. Unknown to me.


50. In short order: ANON.

52. Nasty storm: NOR'EASTER.

56. Popeye's __'Pea: SWEE.

57. Victorious shout: I WON.

60. X x XXX: CCC. Fun clue.

61. Storage compartments: BAYS. New meaning to me.

62. Sandburg's "little cat feet" arrival: FOG.

63. Mauna __: KEA.

64. Trembling: ASHAKE. Not a word I use.

66. Intellectual: IDEAMONGER. Not a word I use.

70. Deficiencies: SHORTFALLS.

73. Words with a gift: FOR YOU. So in love with this cleansing balm.



74. Lambaste: RIP.

76. Yield as a return: PAY.

77. Fannie __: securities: MAES.

78. Frodo pursuer: ORC.

84. Ilsa __: "Casablanca" heroine: LUND. Such a sweet movie.

85. "... giant __ for mankind": LEAP.

87. Like top Michelin ratings: THREE-STAR. Never been to a Michelin-rated place. You?

88. Toondom's Le Pew: PEPE.

89. Flood barrier: DIKE.

90. "Ahem" relative: HEY.

91. Spoke: ORATED.

93. Maple extract: SAP. Santa loved their locally produced maple syrup.

96. Big top, for one: TENT.

102. Work unit: Abbr.: FT LB.

103. __ Bo: TAE.

105. Stadium reaction: ROAR.

106. PC hookup: LAN.

107. Thai currency: BAHTS. They don't pluralize Baht in Bangkok. Ask Oo.

108. Easily bent: PLIABLE.

112. Kristen of "Bridesmaids": WIIG. She will be in the next "Wonder Woman".


114. Nullify: NEGATE. Also 125. Contradictory word: WASN'T.

119. Dispute decider: ARBITER.

122. En pointe, in ballet: ON TOE.

123. Give an oath to: SWEAR IN.

124. Enlarging, as a hole: REAMING.

126. Some Dadaist paintings: ERNSTS.

127. Brings honor to: GRACES.

Down:

1. Bit in a horse's mouth?: OAT. Spitzboov has oatmeal every morning.

4. In a reasonable manner: SANELY.

5. What "E" may mean: EMPTY.

6. Get emotional, with "up": TEAR.

7. Wisconsin winter hrs.: CST. D-Otto grew up in Marion, WI.


8. Distressed cry: YOWL.

9. Enola Gay manufacturer: BOEING.

10. Track circuit: ONE LAP.

11. Eye layer: RETINA.

12. M.A. seeker's hurdle: GRE.

13. Ben Nevis, e.g.: SCOTCH. Not familiar with the brand. 

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14. Easily riled types: HOTHEADS. Boomer is one.

15. It's tossed into a pot: ANTE.

16. Road sign ruminant: DEER. We spot a deer roaming in Springbrook trails a few times. Haven't been there after Boomer tripped on a tree root and fell down a few weeks ago. Too many tree roots there.

17. Thornfield Hall governess: EYRE.

19. Searches carefully: SCOURS.

21. Indian term of respect: SRI.

25. "Didn't wanna know that!": TMI.

27. Bomb big-time: LAY AN EGG.

30. Like A/C in most cars: STD.

31. Radio host Shapiro: ARI. "All Things Considered" co-host.

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33. Heiress, perhaps: WIDOW.

35. Have credit from: OWE TO.

38. Marshland: FEN.

39. Uncool one who lately is sort of cool: NERD. GEEK too.

40. Scot's nots: NAES. Also 51. Lack of influence: NO SAY.

43. Like Howdy Doody's face: FRECKLED.

45. Crime boss: DON. We also have 67. Crowd around: MOB.

47. Accord: TREATY.

49. Judge's announcement: RECESS.

53. Comics scream: EEK.

54. Warring son of Zeus: ARES. God of war.

55. Bygone Persian title: SHAH. Abejo worked in Iran for some time. Was the Amazon job too stressful, Abejo?

57. "Don't change anything!": I ADORE IT.

58. Actor Chaney: LON.

59. Disturbing bank msg.: NSF.

61. Like some closet doors: BI-FOLD. OK, like this.


62. Last down: FOURTH.

65. Exaggerate on stage: HAM UP.

68. Coastal raptor: ERNE.

69. Overflowing: RIFE.

71. Met regular: OPERA FAN. We have different kinds of operas in China. The most famous is Beijing opera. We also have local operas in Guangzhou and Xi'an. They sing in Cantonese and local Xi'an dialect.

72. Dorm VIPs: RAS.

75. Polite online letters: PLS.

80. "Two owls and __": Lear limerick line: A HEN.

81. More twisted: WRYER.

82. Suffix for fabric: ATOR. Just fabricator. Not a suffix that meaning "fabric".

83. Pope John Paul II's given name: KAROL. Forgot.

84. Went before: LED.

86. Big brass container?: PENTAGON. Another great clue.

88. Favored one: PET.

92. Karaoke performer's problem: TIN EAR.

94. PC key under Z: ALT.

95. "Masterpiece" airer: PBS.

97. Word processing function: TAB SET.

99. Humdinger: WOWSER. Same letter count as DOOZIE.

100. Formosa, now: TAIWAN. Jayce's old haunt. Taiwan has the best snacks. Guangzhou has the best food.

101. Buttinskies: PRIERS.

102. Bluebeard's last wife: FATIMA. Did not know the name. Read the story here. Quite scary.


104. Rooter for the Bulldogs: ELI.

107. Picture book pachyderm: BABAR.


108. Figurehead spot: PROW.

109. Director Wertmüller: LINA.


110. QBs' stats: INTS. Intersections. (Correction: Interceptions.)

111. Mag honchos: EDS.

113. Walk or trot: GAIT.

115. Norman on the links: GREG. "The Shark".


117. Girl in the pasture: EWE.

118. Shipping wts.: TNS.

120. Vegas-to-Denver dir.: ENE.

121. Some NFL linemen: RGS. Right guards.


Here is a selfie of Big Easy's grandson Joshua with the new Wimbledon Singles champion Angelique Kerber. The picture was taken a few months ago when Joshua met Kerber in Miami.

Does anyone have a tip on how to get rid of a small yellow food stain on white pants? I tried baking soda, vinegar, even spray on with WD 40, the stain is still there. I don't even know how I got the stain. I don't eat curry or use turmeric in cooking.

C.C.

48 comments:

Lemonade714 said...

Good morning C.C. and welcome to World Cup final day.
First I too am totally puzzled by the title Mr. Kidd selected for his puzzle. I admit I do not have a great suggestion for a different one, but...

I thought the six across themers were all witty but also did not relate to the downs. TRIPLE-LAWYER CAKE and LOW-CAL ANESTHETIC . What dies anesthesia have to do with weight?

Growing up next to Rhode Island and with an aunt, uncle and 11 cousins living there, I was surprised I had never heard of Mr. Dorr or his rebellion.

I had a client in Gainesville who was from Marion Wisconsin, but I have not been.

Thank you Joe and C.C., I leave you with...

There was an Old Man with a Beard
BY EDWARD LEAR
There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!—
Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard.

Lemonade714 said...

BTW, you sent me down the rabbit hole looking at the list of Michelin 3 star (and other starred restaurants) and I too have never eaten at one. Also learning that there are no starred restaurants in Los Angeles or all of Florida seems that the list is rather restrictive.

Anonymous said...

Nice, only two errors for DIL and SOONERS. No chance of knowing that when you are from Slovakia. Other regional stuff like UAW, UFW and DORR filled by other words.
The theme may not be nicely named, but at least I got no problem with guessing the long clues, adding W inthe mix.
Still waiting for a Slovak clue to come up. KAROL for the pope was a close one.

OwenKL said...

FIWrong¡ PRyERS>PRIERS (the unknown perp name seemed weird either way), UFa>UFW (United Farmers of America > United Fruit Workers), SAfELY>SANELY (seemed reasonable) TaIfPAC>TWIN-PAC (with two wrong crosses and no prior knowledge, that seemed as reasonable as anything)¡
FRYING PEON>PAWN kept me from seeing the theme for a while, but eventually I got it, and that helped with other answers. Loved TWEETER TOTTER and LEWDER HOSEN, don't get what LOW-CAL ANESTHETIC has to do with number. The rest were meh/cute.

SCOTCH crossing ICE has got to be a real SO, not just a (coincidental) CSO!

SALLY knew from the OUTSET that Geordi was a CYBORG.
Still when he asked her out, she gave an okay to LaForge.
Their romance SOON was RIFE
And he WON her for his wife --
Only then did he find she was an android made by Ford!

There was an old man with a beard.
When sad, he always felt cheered
By the twitters and TWEETS
And pokes by sharp beaks
Of the birds in his beard, ain't that weird?

Apart from the crossword, here's one describing my real life:

My wife, in the norm, is quite dexterous.
She types very clear in her texts to us.
But when angry or rushed,
She becomes Super-Klutz --
A peril to herself and the rest of us!

{B, A-, A+.}

D4E4H said...

Picard From 7-13, at 12:49 PM

- - Wrote "We were offering a prize to the best POLE dancer of a flight in a small plane over all of Burning Man." The highlighted words meant nothing to me until I read on. This was another creative outing that looks like so much fun. My favorite PIC was the dancer you caught doing the splits while hanging on the pole.
- - I have not gone to any links lately, but Jinx inspired me to open this one.

- - Yesterday we were entertained by 3 lovely belly dancers. Each was unique and entertaining. The leader performed a dance where she used 2 simitars, the curved swords of the middle east. She laid one on the floor, and presented the other in her hands, then balanced it on her head. She danced with it for a period, then bent down and picked up #2 and placed it on her head so they were opposite one another. At no time did they wobble. She did have to stop them from rotating after she made a turn, but that was the only time she touched them until the dance was over.

Ðave

desper-otto said...

Good morning!

My last fill was to WAG the Y in WIYG to give me PRYERS...and that was wrong. DNF, dagnabbit. That's happening far too often lately. Stumbled on SOON/ANON and never did understand ATOR until you 'splained it, C.C. Otherwise, it was a quick solve. Thanx, Joe. C.C., I think the title may refer to W as the symbol for the electrical Watt.

Lemon, are you sure you met somebody from Marion, WI? It's a very small town -- about 1200 people.

UAW: The floor workers at the crane factory in Iowa were members of the UAW.

TWINPAC: New to me. Sounds like a bra filler.

MICHELIN: Can't speak for the restaurants, but I buy their tires.

Owen, think numb-er for that anesthetic.

Lemonade714 said...

D-O I cannot provide the name because it involved a young man charged with a drug crime, but I am sure as I stayed in touch with his mother after I was able to resolve his problem. He remained in Gainesville and opened a business.

TTP said...

Good morning.

Thank you Joe Kidd and thank you CC.

I also don't get the relationship of Watt to the puzzle. The only thing I can think of is... maybe as an abbreviation of "W attached" ?

D-O answered the LOW CAL anesthetic numb-er question.

Anyway, still liked the puzzle, except that I stubbed my toe at WIIG. No idea. I had RIIG. That made the down answer WOrSER rather than WOWSER. Oh well.

Much to do. See all y'all later n'at !

Lemonade714 said...

THe NUMB-er slipped right by me; okay it was cute.

Spitzboov said...

Michelin - We-ve eaten at Jean-Georges (Vongerichten), a 2 star rated Michelin restaurant at Columbus Circle in NYC several times. He trained under a 3 star in southern France.

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Husker Gary said...

Musings
-This cake’s bottom layer was hard for me to digest
-Seeing Gidget (Sally Field) in this latest role can be disconcerting
-Cheesy John C. Fremont Days parade today. I’M so THERE!
-PEPE’s persistence would get him arrested today
-I left a Husker FB game early once when I was sure they were going to lose. The stadium ROAR I heard three blocks away told me I had made a bad decision
-My neighbor and I nullify each other’s vote every election but are good friends
-The Enola Gay was built by the Glen L. Martin Co. in Omaha, Nebraska
-A former principal was a HOT HEAD whose temper had an inverse relation to the strength of his argument
-I SCOURED the house for an hour last week before I remembered I had put my billfold in my golf bag
-Farm WIDOWS around here control huge tracts of land
-One of Masterpiece’s biggest hits will have new life
-Oh, Number not Number!

PK said...

Hi Y'all! Yep, Joe certainly proved he's a Kidd-er. He gotcha all with the Numb-er clue. Me too. Very clever and amusing start to the day, Joe. Thank you, D-O for bringing us out of the FOG on that numb-er one. I thought the title "Watt's" might refer to that great leporine philosopher's "Watts up Doc", but I got a charge out of D-O's electrical reference.

Thank you, C.C. for another very interesting expo. I've had those yellow stains on clothing which I decided were from oil in salad dressing that didn't show up until after laundry. I tried rubbing liquid soap in them which worked, but I don't know if it would after laundry. Maybe Oxi-clean or other mild bleach?

Return from a salamander farm didn't mean "come back" but profit.

Learning moment: TWIN PAC helicopter. SHADE not trees. LILI not gIgI. NOR'EASTER (don't have them here) not tORnAdoEs.

Who knew Ilsa had a last name? Did not know: LAN, WIIG, Ben Nevis, NSP, LINA or United Farm Workers UFW. Only farmers' unions around here are grain co-ops.

billocohoes said...

I've never known a karaoke singer with a TIN EAR to have a problem with it. It's a problem for the listeners.

I, on the other hand, have a good ear for music, it just doesn't connect to my vocal chords. "They want me to sing" is a family joke, as it was for my father.

Kathleen said...

Lestoil gets almost ANY stain out (particularly oil-based stains) even after they are set.

https://www.everydaycheapskate.com/marys-life/10-things-know-lestoil/

I have removed years old engine oil stains from work shirts with that stuff, yet it is gentle to work with. Does reek though...

Irish Miss said...

Good Morning:

I caught the them early on but still had my share of stumbling blocks. If I ever get Ira Glass and Ari Shapiro straight, it'll be a miracle. Dorr and Dil were unknown but De Sade wasn't. I thought Ben Nevis was a celebrity I hadn't heard of, not being familiar with that brand of Scotch. (I wonder if Tin knows it.) I was also looking for a type of fabric so "ator" didn't make sense, at first. It also took me awhile to understand the Numb-er meaning. I have never heard the term Idea monger. Anyone? Judging my my finish time (59.00), I'd say this was a more difficult Sunday than usual, at least for me.

Thanks, Joe, for a truevSunday stumper and thanks, CC, for your candid and detailed review. I'd also recommend Oxy Clean but if the stain has been set through laundering, it may not be removable.

HG @ 9:15, that Sally Field movie was enjoyable; quirky, but fun. She is such a versatile actress and has aged gracefully, IMO.

FLN

Wilbur, thanks for the explanation of your previous comment. I was completely unaware that good, old busy-body Autocorrect had changed my Oui, Oui to Qui, Qui. I now get your drift, as they say. 🙃

Michael, you are not alone in never having heard that Solid=Favor term. But, I find that there is a lot I don't know vis a vis today's culture. For example, in yesterday's NYT's puzzle there was an entry of "Crunk" with a clue referencing a style of hip hop music. I have never heard the word but, then again, I'm not into hip hop music. I just came across usage of the word Fleek the other day but I've already forgotten whether it means something is good or something is bad!

Have a great day.

WikWak said...

CC, I have a flamethrower that might help with your stain… ;)

I’m surprised not to have heard a roar over ASHAKE.

I really liked TWEETER TOTTER. Also, that’s where I picked up on the theme.

Not exactly a cakewalk today, but any time I can FIR in < 30 minutes on a Sunday is a good time; 28 minutes today.

Husker, I bet you found that wallet in the last place you looked.

Regarding the bit in the horse's mouth and Spitzboov having oatmeal every morning—maybe that’s why he often sounds a little hoarse? (Sorry, Spitz; I couldn’t resist it.)

I had forgotten all about Dorr's rebellion. It was pretty interesting when I first encountered it in college (1968 or 69, I think). Wikipedia has a good article about the rebellion.

Out of time. Got people to do and things to see. Have a great day, all!

Misty said...

Delightful Sunday puzzle, many thanks, Joe! My favorite was LEWDERHOSEN--cracked me up. But what I also loved about this puzzle was the variety of cultural references all over the place. I liked seeing SALLY Field and Leslie Caron's LILI. Then there was Jane EYRE. My favorite artist, Max ERNST also appeared, and on the film front we got LINA Wertmueller and ILSA LUND. And, since I love comics, it was great seeing SWEE' PEA, BABAR, PEPE Le Pew, and HOWDY DOODY mentioned (okay, maybe not comics in this case). There were more, of course, but it shows what a great array of allusions we got--so, again, many thanks, Joe. C.C., great pictures and a wonderful write-up, many thanks to you too.

One that stumped me was that "Big brass container." Never occurred to me to think of "brass" as big-wigs. And I too didn't get the NUMB-ER.

Loved the Lear poem, Lemonade.

C.C., I've used triple-action SHOUT for years for stains on clothes and they've always done the job for me. Wish we lived close enough that you could try mine out.

Have a wonderful Sunday, everybody.

Lucina said...

Thanks to Joe Kidd for today's challenge! Much of it was a piece of CAKE but the proliferation of three letter words almost did me in, yes, did in fact. I didn't get TAE-bo nor PTS/RIP. When I text I use full words except maybe LOL and U for "you" so PTS is still a mystery to me.

I love SALLY Field and Kirsten WIIG is becoming familiar to me. The double ii makes her name memorable. My PLIABLE was flexible at first. WRYER seemed like a stretch but I get it.

Who knew Blackbeard had a first and second wife let alone that her name was FATIMA?

CSO to me and other WIDOWs though I am definitely not an heiress.

I've never seen The Terminator but CYBORG emerged with six perps.

My favorite themer was TWEETERTOTTER! Cute. EEK! Time to go.

Have a beautiful day, everyone!

desper-otto said...

Sorry, Tin.

Big Easy said...

OUTSET- a great opening fill for 1A. Getting the added W was easy; no KIDDing. But it was a DNF today. The multiple intersections of TWINPAC, EMPTY, SALLY, STD, and DIL plus the cross of IDEA MONGER & I ADORE IT were not completable for me even with the TRIPLE LAWYER CAKE correctly filled. Filling IRA instead or ARI Shapiro didn't help. I LAYed AN EGG this morning.

I completed LOW-CAL ANESTHETIC but have zero idea what it referred to. I don't get it either.

TRIN-PAC, DIL, DORR, ASHAKE (ugh), IDEA MONGER, LUND, WIIG, Ben Nevis SCOTCH, WOWSER, FATIMA, LINA- Each and every one of those were new to me.

Bi-FOLD doors- SOONER or later one will get off the track and they are a pain to realign.

Yellow stain on white pants? Straight bleach on the stain and then wash the entire garment in in bleach. They will become whiter than white.

desper-otto said...

Lucina, not BlackBeard, but BLUEbeard -- his claim to fame was his penchant for murdering wives.

Hahtoolah said...

Good Afternoon, C.C., and friends. I caught on to the theme with the FRYING PAWN.

I wanted Origin for Beginning, so I was a bit off from the OUT SET. I learned a lot, though:

I learned that a Nasty Storm is not a Hurricane but a NOR'EASTER.

I learned that In Reserve is not On TAP, but On ICE. Sorry, Tinbini!!

I also learned that Storage Compartments are not Bins but BAYS.

I learned that Nullify is not Cancel, but NEGATE.

I wasn't fooled by Field in Acting = SALLY.

My favorite clues were Big Brass Container = PENTAGON. That really made me laugh. And Enjoy Courses = EAT.

QOD: People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~ Dame Iris Murdoch (July 15, 1919 ~ Feb. 9, 1999)

Jayce said...

Slow and steady got me to the solve today. I liked this puzzle, and also cracked up over LEWDERHOSEN. As for the title, I just figured W is the letter used in electrical terminology for Watt and moved on. Sorta like FT-LB. Didn't get the numbing effect of anesthetic until reading the explanation here. Fun puzzle.
It was an excellent World Cup game today. Really exciting to watch.
Son and DIL made an offer on a house earlier this week; I 'spect we'll find out if it was accepted or not when we talk with them on the phone later today.
The only Michelin Star restaurant we have ever eaten at is Bouchon in Santa Barbara several years ago. Excellent experience. There are a few Michelin Star restaurants near here but we have never gone to any of them.
All four tires on our car are Michelins.
I dislike the term IDEA MONGER. I wouldn't want to be called one.
Best wishes to you all.

CanadianEh! said...

Sensational Sunday. Thanks for the fun, Joe and C.C.
I had a sea of white after doing the Across clues, but Down filled in better. Eventually I finished but the cross of WIIG and PRIER was the last Wag.
I got the theme early but missed Numb-er. I was thinking it referred to the number of calories.

Canadian football does not have a FOURTH down, only three.
I had Loa before KEA, onset before OUTSET, Glade before SHADE.
I wanted the maple extract to be syrup but it was SAP. A lot of sap must be boiled down to give syrup, but it sure tasted great on my pancakes this morning.
PRIERS comes from pry and WRYER comes from wry but they are not consistent. Gotta love the English language!
I thought maybe the TIN EAR went with the Big Brass container! Oh, nothing to do with tubas.

Lucina, I think your PTS should be PLS and it means Please.
ANON (not soon)@5:35- I have a similar issue and I call it my Canadian disadvantage. Sometimes the CW constructors throw me a bone (usually ESSO or ORR or ANKA); you may wait a while for a Slovak clue LOL. In the meantime, we broaden our multicultaral knowledge.

Enjoy the day everyone.

Mimi said...

110 down, Ints stands for interceptions. Finally finished but I kept putting it down & coming back.

I have good luck putting lemon juice on stains then putting in the sun. Especially good for wine & any tomato based stain. Then wash as usual. Could you stain be a pollen stain, like from the stamen of a flower? Peroxide does great on blood stains.

Really enjoy everyone’s comments & insight. I usually just stalk. Thanks.

Anonymous T said...

Sunday Lurk Say....

{B+, A, A+}

Nice snap Lem, thanks for sharing.

Fav: Boomer SOONER! OoooooooooooooooooooU!
PENTAGON's clue is pretty cute too.
IDEA MONGER sounds like someone who keeps his/her good ideas to him/herself; kind of a butt-head move.

Jayce - did Son & DIL contract a home in Chicago area? - it'd be LOL if it was MdF's MIL's old place.

HG - LOL Widows with huge tracts of land.
As to your principle; at Dubois middle-school we called the principal HOT HEAD Red Fred - his whole bald head would go red when you tried to explain
"'cuz I wanted to see what would happen."
[ever un-bend a paper-clip and put it in an outlet? Watt a spark.]

C.C., DW swears by OxyClean. Since it's white already, soak it overnight in a solution of Oxy or just put a bit of paste on the stain.

Cheers, -T

Lucina said...

C.C., re the yellow stains. For me soaking them in cold water then leaving them out in the sun for a few hours works well. But the sun there may not be as intense as it is here.

And thank you for the lovely tour today. Sunday mornings I'm in a rush so don't always remember.

d-o:
Bluebeard? Blackbeard? Rushing is never good which is what happened this morning;and aren't they both pirates though I suppose they didn't share wives. Thank you for the correction.

Now I have to pack for my next trip. I hope to make it safely through the airport this time! I'll puzzle in the morning since we're not leaving until 6 P.M. tomorrow.

CanadianEh! said...

I had a chance to look at Husker Gary's Masterpiece link. Rejoice Downton Abbey fans!

Anonymous said...

The anesthesia clue took me forever to understand, too. But think "numbers" as things that numb you!

Jayce said...

-T, they made an offer on a house in the San Diego area, not Chicago. They have moved from Arizona to California because his job took him there.

So, have you taken possession of that Alfa Giulia? How do you like it?

I am of two minds about a Downton Abbey movie. What kind of satisfying story can they tell in a 2-hour time frame? How can they make it "self-contained" as opposed to being like one episode out of many?

Irish Miss said...

Mimi @ 2:55 ~ Jump right in, we don't bite!

Lucina, watch your step, please. Have a great trip. Oops, have a great journey! 😉

PK said...

Would fishnet stockings be considered LEWDERHOSEN?

Bon Voyage, Lucina! Have a great time. Hope it's a cool place in more ways than one.

By the way, where oh where, is Yellowrocks? I hope by the shore or in W. Virginia.

Anonymous T said...

Jayce - I guess the world isn't such a small place after all :-)

RE: the Alfa Giulia; first, it's sexy; not Spider sexy, but still... Italians have style.
[and, when DW is in the bucket seat, it rides her skirt up :-)]

Second, it moves --- without you knowing it...
Yesterday, I convinced DW & Youngest to let me do a drive in the country [un-incorporated areas just up the way]. I was doing 80 on an open two-lane and didn't even realize how fast I was going until Youngest, my law-abiding imp in the backseat, tattled on me. [Mom! Dad's going 83...]

At one point, I was behind a pickup doing a MPH less than I; it was getting annoying.
...Passing lane; And punch! I was pass the truck in less than 2 seconds. The car responds and handles very well [as in, you just think "bend to the right" and it does].

We still have to figure out all the gadgets [including the garage opener] but driving it is a hoot.

Cheers, -T

Wilbur Charles said...

FEN: For which Fenway Park was named. Paths wound through the"Fens" a mile from the Park. My father grew up in the area and knew of several youngsters who drowned there (and didn't want #2 son added to the list.

Any other stadiums named for a swamp?

Btw. I blew it big time on A FRAME. My buddies had a skilodge in NH thru the 70s. Haste => Idiocy. Mr Stupidity.

Greg Norman briefly did Network Golf Color. Either he was just too proficient or there was another reason. Married to Chris Evert, since divorced.
Actually, the LO-CAL Clue was "Number for the weight CONSCIOUS". Hence ANESTHETIC. IMHO.
Btw, Did Joe(Captain) Kidd naturally have a Bluebeard clue? Nice work Joe, made me work. Y? that's why.

Oops. As I read NUMB-er is more likely

Lucina, it was PLS(Please). Oops C-EH beat me to it.

WC

Owen did have a Masterpiece today

Lucina said...

Canadian Eh! and Wilbur Charles:
Thank you. I see that I was off in lala land on that one with BRAWNSTAKES instead of BRAWNFLAKES. Maybe PLS might have awakened me.

AnonT:
Congratulations on your DW's new car. So does she wear those LEWDERHOSEN, too?

Pk and Irish Miss:
Thank you! I truly hope this trip is uneventful. We'll be in northern California where the temperatures appear to be in the pleasant 70s. Ooooh.

Wilbur Charles said...

I haven't seen PICARD today but if you do drop in you might want to check out Owen's first l'ick.

Honestly compels me to confess that I couldn't stand Captain Picard in TNG.

I must have seen some episodes because Data is pretty familiar. Apparently, there's a Sherlock and Watson eoisode.

And, checking Wikipedia, I'm now familiar with the Will Wheaton character from TBBT.

WC

Bobbi said...

Bad, bad, bad defs across the board today! No fun at all. Gave up the struggle after two hours. Now for a glass of Shiraz to wash away the bad taste!

SwampCat said...

Owen, magnificent!!!

Glad someone pointed out INT is interceptions.....not a good thing. But nothing ventured nothing gained.

You baseball people correct me... I have always heard the year Babe Ruth set the record for Home runs (at that time). He also had the record for strikeouts. The lesson I was told by my baseball player husband was you have to take the risk. If you don’t swing at the ball you will never hit a home run.

But if you take a swing you may strike out.


The same holds true for QBs. The quarterback HAS to throw the ball. If it is a completion great! But it also could be an interception. One year Drew Brees led the league in completions he also had the most interceptions .

You have to take the risks.

Ok. I’ll go back into my cave

Dudley said...

Hello Puzzlers -

Hand up for falling prey to the “number” misdirection. I forgot that trick. Otherwise pretty smooth sailing.

Since I know nothing about golf, I had to have someone tell me who Greg Norman was. The occasion involved his Gulfstream G-IV, which showed up on our ramp (the airplane was shiny new at the time). Apparently the Gulfstream company borrowed or rented the airplane from the golfer, for use by a local man whose own new G-IV hadn’t been finished yet, because he wanted to go do a shopping trip - in Rome. Excellent customer service, I’d say. By the way, it had Greg’s shark logo painted on the tail, making it easy to identify.

I suspect the constructor of this puzzle was glad to find the Twin-Pac in some Google search. The Twin-Pac is a special version of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s ST-6 turboshaft engine, basically two engines side-by-side driving a common transmission. The transmission is designed so that if one engine should fail, the other can still drive, albeit with less power. I am not aware how many helicopters were fitted with Twin-Pacs. I don’t think it was widely adopted.

Yellowrocks said...

Hello dear friends, I missed you this past week. We had a delightful vacation.
FIR, but it took me a long, long time to get back in the groove. I think I like Jayce's explanation for W the best. Getting the insertion of the W helped me move faster. I had a slight doubt about DIL and a big doubt about WIIG, but the wags worked. Later I found that Dil's full name is Dil Pickle. LOL
Anesthetic was the last to fall. Number was a great misdirection. The SE was a huge ink blot which made that section even harder. I didn't have my erasable pen.
Owen, I really enjoyed the Old Man with the Beard. Along with humor, I consider meter important and satisfying. Lovely.
I have tent camped in July for 40 years, many times at Worlds End State Park in PA. Then the next two years we took a rustic cabin there. No tent stakes to drive in and no probs with rain. These past two years we wimped out and stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast nearby. At 80 maybe I am entitled.
I lived in the area from age 3 to 14, such fond memories. There are fewer than 1500 residents in the while county. My youngest sister moved back there 17 years ago. We enjoy doing things together. This week we walked through the small town where we grew up, reminiscing about people, places and our early years. The whole drive from here to there is delightful with beautiful scenery. Last night Alan and I said we can't believe it's over already.

Wilbur Charles said...

Well I had to LIU. Yes indeed, Ruth did lead the league in 1927 with 89 strike outs. Btw, that's a low number compared to the modern era .

Dudley, what you don't know about Sports you sure make up for it in Aviation knowledge .

WC

CanadianEh! said...

YR- Several of us had posted noticing that you had been AWOL and hoping that nothing was amiss. Glad that you and Alan were having a wonderful holiday, and that you were able to reminisce with your sister. (And yes, at 80 you are allowed to enjoy the comforts of a B&B!)

Anonymous T said...

WC - Reggie still holds the record (I think) at 2,600 (+/-) strikeouts.

YR - glad to hear your days away (we knew that) were fun (and Alan did well?).

Lucina - have great fun and ignore all of us wishin' you a better 'trip' this go-round :-)
LEWDERHOSEN? No, just sexxy bare legs #blush #devilishGrin.

CED - follow me here... My Bro said a buddy of his mentioned a RUSH documentary about the R40 tour (how did I not know about this?). It's called Time Stand Still and available on Showtime.
I found, for $9, I could stream via Amazon Prime (without getting a Showtime "promo" subscription).
It documents the last bit of gigs, emotions and all; - I'll admit: a tear drop'd watchin' the final show (in LA). I feel so lucky that I got to take my Daughters (not against their will - they love RUSH too!) to the Houston show and my Brother & Sis to the Chicago show. If you've got A.Prime and $9 - watch it to see why we're so weird, er, ardent.

Cheers, -T

Wilbur Charles said...

I actually put ASHRAM(E) instead of A-FRAME . The beatles had one in India. They weren't skiing.

Welcome home YR. Glad you had such a great time.

Re. Rush ETAL. I would be such a horrible concert goer, sitting there reading the paper or better yet, doing the xword. Bedlam around me.

WC

Michael said...

IM @ 10:35 -- I know you're right about idioms and things, but one of the less fun parts of 'modern [im]maturity' is how many new and novel things there are hanging around. Sometimes it gets tiresome, though.

Lucina, it all depends on where you are in northern California, so you can't rely on published temperatures if you're in the Bay Area,. Microclimates can make for 20 to 30 degree differences in a few miles.

C.C. Burnikel said...

Thanks for the stain removal suggestions, everyone. I tried lemon juice & salt paste, then left the pants in the hot sun. I probably put too much lemon. The juice seeped to other area and somehow stained my pants further.

We don't have Misty's triple-action SHOUT or Kathleen's Lestoil. But I suspect the damage is done, since the pants now went through dryer twice.

I decided to distress the pants further and cut a hole in the stain area, which is a little above the knee.

Peter said...

Nerd alert! The Terminator is an android, not a cyborg. He has no human parts. Just to show how widely misunderstood this is, even Wikipedia gets this wrong. Just sayin'.

Yeah, "Number" as anesthetic had me scratching my head too, but now I get it. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Late comment as outdoor projects have kept me from the Sunday puzzle until today. I am not sure if the creator or editor will see this, but here goes....


102. Work unit: Abbr.: FT LB.

Foot-pounds is a unit of energy not work. Those who are not into physics might not appreciate the distinction. But to this MIT-trained, left-brained geek, it was enough to turn this into a DNF, because FTLB could not possibly have been a valid answer.